Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon (The Best Salmon Ever!)

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon has the most amazing garlic brown sugar soy glaze. The flavor is out of this world and it will become a new family favorite! 

We love salmon in our home and love that it is a simple and satisfying meal. Be sure to also try Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon, Sheet Pan Garlic Lime Salmon Fajitas or Butter Garlic Herb Salmon Foil Packets for more oven cooked salmon recipes!

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon in foil

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

You all know by now that salmon is my absolute favorite. I eat it all of the time because it is so good and good for you! There are quite a few salmon recipes on here, and you could say that I am a little obsessed. And this is coming from a former salmon hater. But now I eat it all of the time because it is so good! So if you think you don’t like salmon, you have GOT to try this recipe!

This recipe soared to the number one spot of my favorite salmon recipes. Now that is saying something for how uh-mazing this recipe is. You can’t go wrong with this glaze. Brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper come together to bring you some mind-blowing flavor. Our family just couldn’t seem to get enough of this delicious salmon!

How to make Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the glaze over the salmon. Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout. Take the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with the sauce in the foil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley if desired.

Close up of salmon in foil.

You start by preparing the salmon. You lay your salmon out on the foil and salt and pepper it. I like to bake mine in the oven. This helps to seal in all of that amazing flavor as it cooks.

How long does it take to bake salmon in foil?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Seal the salmon in the foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Baste the glaze on the top and broil for another 3-5 minutes.

How do you tell if salmon is cooked fully?

The meat is cooked with the fat liquifies and runs out. Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire. When flakes separate easily but the meat is translucent, its rare but edible.

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon cut into servings.

The flavor is incredible in this salmon. Any sauce that involves brown sugar, garlic, and soy sauce, I know will become a favorite! This meal is perfect for feeding your family an impressive meal. And it makes a perfect holiday meal as well!

This is going to be a recipe that you make again and again!

What are the best sides that pair well with salmon?

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon on a white plate.

Watch this video on how the salmon is made:

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Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

4.94 from 78 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon has the most amazing garlic brown sugar soy glaze. The flavor is out of this world and it will become a new family favorite! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword the best, salmon, garlic brown sugar, brown sugar,brown sugar glazed salmon, salmon, garlic brown sugar glazed salmon

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon I used Atlantic salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • garnish with sliced lemons and chopped parsley if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the glaze over the salmon. Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout. Take the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with the sauce in the foil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 1496mg62%
Potassium 1169mg33%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Me and my family absolutely love this recipe! It’s a must every week, sometimes twice a week! Thank you so much!😁👍

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